Hints on subject and keyword searching in Orbis (Yale library catalog) for public opinion materials.
- Sample subject searches:
- Public opinion--United States
- Islam--Public opinion
- Capital punishment--United States--Public opinion
- Peace--Public opinion
Using subdivisions in subject searches:
- Use the subdivision Public opinion under names of individual persons, corporate bodies, and topical subjects
- Use the subdivision Attitudes under classes of persons and ethnic groups
- Use the subdivisions Public opinion or Foreign public opinion under individual wars, e.g. World War, 1939-1945--Public opinion; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Foreign public opinion
- Use subdivision Foreign public opinion under names of countries, etc.
Keyword searching is a fast way to locate survey results, especially if you aren't familiar with the subject headings.
- Sample keyword searches for survey results:
- abortion and opinion
- aged and (attitudes or opinion)
- elections and opinion
- europe and opinion